How to Fold and Pack a Suit
Travelling can be stressful enough without having to worry about your bespoke suit ending up wrinkled and unwearable by the time you reach your destination. While you can always spend a solid 20-30 minutes ironing and steaming in your hotel room, some businessmen on the go don’t have time for that. So, besides carrying that cumbersome garment bag, is it possible to fold your suit and not end up looking like you’ve been sitting on a plane for hours in it? Follow these simple tips for the best way to fold and pack a suit.
One of the best tips for packing a suit inside your luggage is to lay it at the bottom of the bag so it won’t move around and wrinkle. This will ensure that the only wrinkles will be from the folds. Another pointer is that every suit and fabric will have different results. Obviously, linen and lightweight fabrics will wrinkle much easier however, wool and heavier weight fabrics should travel fine in a suitcase. So, leave that garment bag at home and follow our how-to fold tips:
Step 1: Place your hands in the shoulders of the jacket, with the jacket facing towards you.
Step 2: Fold the jacket in half lengthwise, putting the two shoulders together.
Step 3: Fold one of the shoulders inside out over the other so that the lining of the jacket is facing outward.
Step 4: Fold jacket in half, but this time fold the shoulders down to the end of the jacket.
Step 5: Place folded pants into the fold of the jacket to protect the pants and create a cushion for the folded jacket.
Finally, lay the folded suit at the bottom of your suitcase. It should go without saying, but make sure your toothpaste is capped and securely stowed away inside your dopp kit.